Exercise Challenge

This is a completely different kind of post, than I normally do. This one is very personal, but also useful to share.

As we all know, although not always act upon it, exercising on regular basis isn’t only good for your body, but it is also extremely good for your mental health. For your head. I really helps you to stop thinking about all your problems and helps you to look at things more clearly.

I used to love running. A long time ago, after my second child I started with running, got addicted to it and at a certain moment it was so bad I had to force myself to not run one day in the week. I can tell you, my mood wasn’t exceptional, but I knew I had to give myself time to recover.

This is not a post where I am going to tell you that you have to start running. Running is one of the many ways you can do to work out. There are way more options and you always have to do what you like. Otherwise, you will do it for some time and then you will give up.

I like to run. It gives me an oppurtunity to clear my head and do something else for an hour. And despite the fact that I am tired after, I also feel refresh and have more energy.

After my few years of “runners-addiction” I started to let it slip. Since then I am constantly trying to get back to that feeling I had then. Now I am at the point of getting there, but because I am so busy I forget on regular basis that I still have to run. Just plain stupid, I think, so I decided to challenge myself.

My whole life I have been running (or doing any other work out) in the evenings. I am absolutely not a morning person. More a “don’t nag before my coffee”-person. And after my coffee I slowly get into my rhythm. Just like an old diesel engine.

So my challenge for myself is covering 2 things. I challenge myself to start running in the morning (Still after my coffee though, didn’t want to overdo it). And I challenge myself to run 6 days in a row, take a break for one day and then do that again for the next 21 days. A person needs at least to do something for 21 days in a row to make it a habit, so this will make a good start for me.

Are you joining me???

Of course you don’t have to start running right away if you have never done it before. You can also do a 20 minute walk or 1 mile, if you haven’t exercised for a long time. (In that case maybe also smart to see a doctor first) Or start with something completely different. As long as it is consistently for 21 days.

Let me know if you join me or what you are going to do!!

Learn From The Big Companies!

Let’s have  a look at how the kings of industry wine, dine and otherwise  butter up prospects.

Most of successful professionals use a series of information based ads that build emotion and a call-to-action. These are much more effective than a standard company branding advertisements. The same principles that go into putting together a high impact (and, often, high priced) ad campaign can be adapted to fit your needs with similar results.

Here are some ways to put together and execute a professional, effective ad campaign:

  1. Put together a short report that’ll you’ll automatically send to prospects when they contact you. This should include a short description of your business and what you specialize in. Don’t forget to include case studies, samples or other proof of your success.
  2. Develop value-oriented yellow page ads.
  3. Consider newsletters as a way of educating and informing customers about your industry and services offered.
  4. Offer a free seminar, webinar or other lecture to build awareness of your business, but make sure you make the information pertinent to your target market and find speakers who are respected and known in the industry.
  5. Buy an existing business, introduce better marketing and grow this new business faster than a “from scratch” business.
  6. Always test different versions of your ads to find the most effective ones.
  7. Use direct mail marketing to grow your business.
  8. Put together a database of previous customers and send them new information.
  9. Offer incentives such as frequent purchasing benefits, loyalty programs, referral programs or others.
  10. Approach large firms who may need your services and negotiate a deal to be their exclusive expert in your field.
  11. Offer a 24-hour information line with a regularly updated recorded message. Make this available to all past and future customers/clients.
  12. Donate time or materials to local charities to show support in your area.
  13. Offer public clinics for the general public to come along and discuss what they need that’s free and approachable.
  14. Organize seminars your customers/clients can pay to attend by putting together a high-perception value package.
  15. Approach local newspaper by offering to write a weekly column  about your area of expertise. Don’t ask for money, just a byline and bio.
  16. Develop a weekend or other destination seminar for customers/clients, not only does this give you an action-packed weekend with the most important people, it gives them a tax-deductible business adventure.
  17. Take a good seminar and turn it into written form as a home study, member site program, audio or video program.
  18. Approach large companies and offer to give seminars to their employees, investors or management.
  19. Be proactive with your marketing plan.
  20. Barter for your marketing. Offer products or services in lieu of payment.
  21. Be willing to bring in new clients, even if at an initial loss because it will likely pay off later.
  22. Regulate your marketing budget to maximize the potential income from them to hit the next year and try to push back advertising costs for the next year to offset your expenses.
  23. Make offers to target markets or target market businesses to pay them for referrals or shared databases.
  24. Offer loaner products to replace equipment that’s be repaired or refurbished.
  25. Give away something free to everyone who brings in a print version of your advertisement. This is a great way to see which ads are giving you the most bang for your buck.
  26. Continually consider what new products/services you can offer to current customers/clients.
  27. Develop a mail order division of your company.
  28. Offer a proposition to your competitors to trade customers/clients you were both unsuccessful in selling to.
  29. Use different marketing tactics as an excuse to attract new customers/clients with new offers and goodies.
  30. Offer a “you-choose-the-price” program. This is especially good for product you just can’t seem to sell.

So, there are 30 great ways to market to other professional and businesses. Some other great ways to get your name out there for little or no cost are:

  • Get involved you in your community-volunteer, donate to local events, etc.
  • Join your local Chamber of Commerce and attend the networking and other activities throughout the year.
  • Join a local, state or regional professional associates for further networking opportunities.
  • Become a board member of a local organization.

Advertising should never be your only method of marketing, there are a myriad of ways to get your name out there in a way that feels personal to potential customers/clients.

“Effective advertising…must be used to get your name out to the public. If your name is not familiar to people, they will not come to you.” Jay Abraham

If you’re not sure where you start with your marketing plan or how to reach out to your local community, competitors, customers/clients and others who could influence your business in a highly positive way, try our FREE test drive to experience the tools and resources we have to boost your business to the next level and beyond.

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Learn Using Social Media for Better Results

Are you using Social Media? Did you know that Social Media is a great way to make your business grow? Do you like to learn more about it and be more successful with your business?

Social Media can easily be used to build relationships with your so-called leads and to grow your email list.  Leads are for example your future customers or clients, but also future team-members. The nice thing about using Social Media is, that it is completely free. You only need an account.

I use Social Media a lot. I have my Facebook page which is slowly getting more likes over time. I am a member of multiple Facebook groups to share my knowledge and interact. I use this website and have it linked to my Social Media accounts. I also started to use Instagram recently. Google+ and Twitter are my next step.

Another way how I use Facebook groups is for coaching. Once in a while I have a 30-day coaching event where I help a group of people to get back on track with their business and get going again.

As I said before you can use Social Media and find your leads for free. But if you like to speed things up a bit, you also have another option is, which is advertisement. Facebook has the Facebook Ads Manager to help you create ad’s and find your leads even faster.

But let’s start simple.

How to use social media  isn’t difficult to learn, but it will take some time to learn all the ropes. If you follow the steps of this blueprint I almost can guarantee you, that you will be successful. But that depends on you (and some other things). What I can guarantee you that you will receive soo much training, that not being successful is almost impossible.

Rude

I am on Facebook a lot. I have my pages, but I am also a member of a lot of groups with potential leads. Potential leads are all the people who can use my help with bringing their business online, but also people who are looking for new opportunities and people who can just need a lot of help learning  the right way to promote their business.

Today one of these groups showed up on my newsfeed with a video somebody made to promote his business. I admit it was an terrible video, not very attractive (although their were a couple of people who were interested). But on the positive side he made a video.

Unfortunately the first comment was a guy who asked if the poster had bought some cheap course on how to do marketing.

The entire tone made me so angry, so instead of ignoring it I had to reply. I asked him if he was perfect.

His answers after that were again rude and ignorant. He bragged how good he was and that he was “a top professional” in his line of work, that he had earned loads of money and he left his link.

My last response was that a real professional and a good person lift people up and doesn’t bring them down. After that I complete blocked him. I don’t like bullies and certainly not bullies who think they are great. I know he responded again but I don’t wanted to spend one more minute on him.

So is this just a rant? No, I just wanted to show you that being a bully and being rude is a way to run your business, but it isn’t my way of doing business. That’s why I choose to be a part  of Elite Marketing Pro.

First of all they have a great community where everybody helps each other in good and in bad times. Nobody is bad-mouthing anybody and if someone does they are out right away. Everybody is positive and uplifting. Everybody is supporting each other.

And that made me choose for Elite Marketing Pro.

 

Also their training is great. Of course. I can’t deny that. When you buy one of their courses, you receive a lot of extra training and coaching. And yes, of course they will try to sell you an membership, they still are a business. But when you are not interested, you are not interested. No hard feeling.

I certainly can tell you it’s worth to try it out. You can start with an FREE online booth camp and learn a bit how to find good lead/team-members/customers online, and for a small amount you can buy their course Attraction Marketing Formula. Just use this link to try it out.

I never regretted it to become a part of Elite Marketing Pro. I found my place with them. I can only say, what will happen when you take a chance?

My Years of Struggles

Years ago I started using a product which helped me a lot with my headaches and tight neck muscles.

Then I met a Lady who was looking for people who would be interested in selling these products from her company. Little that I knew about MLM, after some research of the product I decided to do it. I knew I would sell a lot. I loved these product and I was sure almost everybody else would love it too. So I bought the starterskit.

Then the disappointment started to kick in.

Suddenly I realized that I wasn’t the only one selling. In 3 days I already discovered 17 other reps on several buy & sell pages only in my small town.

I also discovered most of these reps were spamming all buy&sell pages severely at such an extend that some pages even started to refuse to except their posts.

Some reps were so aggressive that even I started to dislike them. They even started advertising for themselves on their “colleagues” post. Really??

That was my speed coarse MLM and their annoying reps. That was my first big disappointment.

But I tried to keep going. And I asked my up line and this was the advice I received:

  • “Make a list of all the people you know and contact them. Family, friends, your dentist, etc.”.
  • “Talk to everybody you meet. At the grocery store, at the gym, when you get coffee, etc”
  • “Don’t sell the products, share them”
  • “Buy the products and learn what they can do for you”
  • “Invite people for information evenings at your home and go to markets”
  • “Go to seminars to learn more”
  • etc., etc., etc.

Long story short, after spending loads of money on courses, seminars, markets, and the product itself, I didn’t earn a dime.

I tried it all and failed terribly. I managed to sign up a couple of people, but certainly never found these “find 3-who will find 3-who will find 3”-people to give my bank account that enormous boost. I made beautiful (I thought) invitations  for information evenings with no result whatsoever. I went to endless markets. I tried to talk to people but always seemed to miss that right moment to start the conversation. I even had my own Facebook page. Unfortunately most followers were also reps who only reposted my post and placed their name on it (at some point I didn’t even care anymore).

I did something wrong!!

Now I had to figure out what. Slowly through other people I figured some things out, but it still didn’t change a lot. And then…

I found Elite Marketing Pro. And a lot started to change. I bought their coarse, found out they do way more then just selling and then leave you to it, I started to change things and started to earn real money within a month.

And the biggest step I made was going completely online.  

I learned how to find my customers, what I had to change, what options I had. I had a few chats with a real coach. I only saw progress. And that for just an small amount of money.

I don’t know if you like the challenge. I you are ready for a change in your life and business. I can only say: “Take your changes, go for it”.

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Being Lucky

Do you think people are “lucky” when they start to earn money working on-line?

I received an email today from Grant Cardone and this is what he had to say about being lucky in your business:

3 tips to get lucky this morning from the desk of your Uncle G:

#1 Focus on Opportunity

Lucky people see all situations—even problems and complaints—as opportunities. Many people might perceive these situations as unlucky, but you have to see it as an opportunity to progress. Every problem, complaint, and difficult moment is a chance to become successful at what you want to do.

#2 Persist Until You Are Successful

This quality is necessary to make any dream a reality. If you want to increase your chances of getting lucky, you have to keep putting yourself out there until you become lucky. You can’t expect to do something once and get lucky. You have to keep doing it over and over again until you overcome all the odds.

#3 Take Risks

No one gets lucky without taking risks. If you don’t ever put yourself out there, how do you even expect yourself to get lucky? It’s impossible. Put your foot out, step forward, and take the risk to achieve the kind of luck you want to get. Remember, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

I totally agree with this. You create your own luck. That’s the only way to be successful.

One way to do it, is by bringing your business on-line. One way to do it is by using information, training and coaching from me and Elite Marketing Pro.

Nice thing is despite the value is 100-th of dollars, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

I will bring you your luck together with Attraction Marketing Formula.

Questions about Attraction Marketing Formula

Often I get questions about the Attraction Marketing Formula.

I placed a couple in this blog. If you still have questions please fill in the form under “Contact me” and I will reply as soon as possible.

Q Will this work for me?

YES! Throughout our years in this industry, I have always found people that were willing to do the work. The problem is, they never knew exactly what they needed to do to get results. Attraction Marketing Formula was born from this mindset:

“How do I get new distributors the results they need to keep growing?”

“How can I make sure my downline doesn’t quit?”

These are the exact questions that made me look for a better way. This course is written for anyone looking for a better way to build their business. Even though I’m an ex-rocket scientist, I guarantee that Attraction Marketing Formula requires no special skills other than a desire to succeed.

Q What if I’ve been around for a while? Will I learn anything new?

YES! If you’ve had success using old-school methods, then you can only do better using the principles in Attraction Marketing Formula to extend your reach. We don’t bash old-school methods, we only lament their lack of effectiveness in a more modern, more interruptible world. Using attraction marketing to amplify the relationship building you’ve always been taught is a surefire recipe for success.

Q Is this course worth it?

I too have been burned in the past buying courses that either didn’t work or were full of stuff I already knew. In fact, I got burned a few times buying overpriced coaching programs and outdated ebooks that offered very little value.

Which is why I put this offer together with a couple of things in mind:

* To give you exactly what you need to build your online lead generating machine online.

* Make it affordable for any serious networker looking to grow their business online and remove all risk.

* Provide you with everything you need in one place.

You won’t be able to find all the information available in AMF for less than what you are paying today.

It simply isn’t possible — trust me, we’ve proved it!

So I would have to say that you are either insane or not serious about your business, if you’re not willing to invest $47 and change your life. This is a bargain. Period.

Q What about talking to prospects? Will I still have to cold call?

​HELL NO! I am anti-cold calling.

You should only be talking to prospects excited about your opportunity. This is NOT a numbers game, remember? AMF was created to help you automate your business and attract the best leads for your business.

May you call your leads anyway? Sure.

Personally following up with interested prospects will multiply your results, but it is NOT a requirement. That’s the best part of this system. If you’re not comfortable on the phone, don’t do it.

Plain and simple. Let the system do the work for you.

Are these questions answered for you and are you ready to start? Are you ready to go to the next level with your business?

Then here is the link